Education Settings: Autumn Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:47 am on 2nd July 2020.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) 11:47 am, 2nd July 2020

Further education institutions were already struggling prior to the crisis, and that will only have become worse in recent months. Those same institutions will have to make a Herculean effort if they are to get their learners ready for those vital qualifications in the next academic year. Can the Secretary of State explain to further education leaders in my community why they were excluded from the covid catch-up fund and what support will be available instead?